- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 625 KB
- Print Length: 254 pages
- Publisher: Hidden Brook Press (3 Jun. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A9MKOI2
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Running through the story in both eras is The Meditations which turns up at unexpected moments to offer food for thought, solace, and a link to sanity. In fact, the material on which to meditate in this book is so interesting, I'm going to download it asap.
The story is sometimes a little confusing, but it doesn't take long to understand what the author is trying to achieve. Each chapter follows on from the previous one in the other time period. Mark has an experience in one chapter which is followed by Marcus doing what comes next in his time period. You don't get to reread what Marcus' version of the experience was beyond the initial introductory chapters. It's an interesting way of writing.
The descriptions of Roman life are colourful, as you'd imagine, but as corrupt and debauched as the descriptions of modern day US. I didn't understand who was supposed to be the last Stoic in 21st century US because all the chapters dealing with him directly happened in Rome. Intentionally, perhaps.
Anyway, an unusual read.
Tellingly, nearly a year after reading it, several scenes are still imprinted on my mind.
I especially liked the Roman sections. From the graphic and detailed opening scene, to the end of the book, I felt like I was right there in the Roman Empire with Marcus.
The Last Stoic is well worth your time.
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